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The Centre for the Built and Natural Environment focuses on delivering solutions to close the design versus as-built performance gap found in the built environment.

In addressing this issue, academics working in this area seek to answer the overarching research question: how do we ensure decision-making processes during building design, construction and operation reflect the whole life implications of the dynamic nature of building performance, the effects of occupant responses and perceptions, and the impact of future uncertainties?

The Centre offers the opportunity to develop fundamental research strands based on the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing’s expertise and strong industrial partnerships, as well as being shaped by its Executive Director’s vision for the built environment. 

Research in this area focuses on the following themes that have global impact;

  • Dynamic performance of buildings
  • Occupant and owner responses
  • Impacts of uncertainty
  • Whole-life decision-making
  • Smart civic structure
  • Monitoring buildings

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Vacuum Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Steel Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings Engineering & Materials Science
Glass Engineering & Materials Science
Concrete pavements Engineering & Materials Science
Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
Cements Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1989 2019

Developing a valid method to study adaptive behaviours relating to IEQ in primary schools

Korsavi, S. S. & Montazami, A. 7 Jan 2019 (Submitted) In : Building and Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Effects of OASIS⁠® phenolic foam on hydraulic behaviour of permeable pavement systems

Heweidak, M. & Amin, S. 15 Jan 2019 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 230, p. 212-220 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Numerical model for the non-linear dynamic analysis of multi-storey structures with semi-rigid joints with specific reference to the Algerian code

Koriga, S., Ihaddoudene, A-N. T. & Saidani, M. 10 Jan 2019 In : Structures. 19, p. 184-192 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamic analysis
Numerical models
Static analysis
Stiffness matrix
Steel structures

Activities 1994 2019

Higher Education Academy (HEA) (External organisation)

Amin, S. (Member)
13 Feb 2019

Activity: Membership of council

Wuhan University of Technology

Fang, Y. (Visiting researcher)
2 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution



Press / Media

UAE data security

Messaoud Saidani


1 media contribution

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